ART &. FEAR. Observations. On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking. DAVID BAYLES. TED ORLAND. SANTA CRUZ, CA & EUGENE, OR. The book’s co-authors, David Bayles and Ted Orland, are themselves both working Art & Fear has attracted a remarkably diverse audience, ranging from. The little page book Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking, written by David Bayles and Ted Orland, is one of.

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Again, this may have been relevant at the time of publishing, but I can tell you that there are schools that prepare you for commerical arts for sure.

Return to Book Page. I certainly could have used its wisdom before now. It’s difficult to picture the Virgin Mary painting landscapes.

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions Refresh and try again. Observations on the Perils and Rewards of Artmaking has now sold overcopies.

They didn’t even know that they or the cave painting existed. To do this you must first learn that the only voice baylex need is the voice you already have Today, more than it was however many years ago, art is hard because you have to keep after it so consistently.

It might be a minor nitpick, but it’s an example of a pattern of exclusion. Of course, the first group succeeded because the more times you do something, the better you hone your skill for it. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. This book is about the challenges in making, or not orlland, art.


Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles

He was the perfect example of someone who just wanted to do what he did for the enjoyment of it and when I tried to make it “professional”, he cowarded. Account Options Sign in. If the test presents itself there had to have been some sort of preparation. The book also grants some wonderful advice for that difficult process of dragging your work out of your private cave, the most happy place where work is done in private, and into the world, where it has a better chance of survival.

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The artwork’s potential is never higher than in that magic moment when the first baylew is applied, the first chord struck. I’ve always been an artist, having a natural drawing talent from a very young age, delving into my art in high school, then studying art in college. It might seem obvious, but the logical corollary here is that it is a pity to not make art because you are the only person who could ever make the art that you make.

It’s a beautiful piece of quasi-self-help that offers only blunt and useful considerations without any of the fluff and hand-holding with which self-help, as a genre, is infested.

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Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

This is a book about making art. It also seemed as though the book was aimed specifically towards artists looking to showcase their pieces in galleries, which isn’t necessarily a failing of the book so much as a narrow target demographic. This is a little gem of a book that I’d recommend to writers and artists of all stripes.

I did a lot of underlining and bracketing andoh look! Bayels ask other readers questions about Art and Fearplease sign up. A second corollary is that it is useless to compare your art to that of other artists. I never did get the family photo, but I warned him that he’ll be hired to do my son’s senior pics! My work is important to me, even if it is unimportant to the rest of the world. That’s not addressing the issue! Ordinary art means something like: Baykes one likes my work.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. After all, art is rarely made by Mozart-like people; essentially–statistically speaking–there aren’t any people like that. This is not your typical self-help book. Not just for visual artists, either. It can apply to writing, painting, drawing, graphic design, music, etc.